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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0057S, -91.7182WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 20:14:47 / August 7, 2017 @ 8:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.57 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:47 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.57 km, -91.7182° West, 14.0057° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7b8. Unique identifier: us2000a7b8.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Concepción Chiquirichapa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7182° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0057° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-07 20:14:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 22:23:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a7b8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7b8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7b8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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